Officials lifted a water contact closure recently extended along the Imperial Beach shoreline, the county announced Sunday.
The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health closed the beach to the public Thursday morning due to runoff from the Tijuana River contaminated with sewage, trash and other pollutants.
The closure came two days after DEH officials set aside a previous closure order of the Imperial Beach shoreline.
The county also has an ongoing closure of the shoreline from the south end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach to the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge.
The order comes four days before the U.S. section of the IBWC holds a public meeting on the effects of sewage in Coronado and the Tijuana River at the Tijuana Estuary, 301 Caspian Way. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Information on beach closures can be found at sdbeachinfo.com or by calling the county’s 24-hour hotline at 619-338-2073.
– Staff reports
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